T-Pain is taking the vocal device that made him a star to court. The singer filed a lawsuit this week against Antares Technologies — the company behind auto-tune — alleging the company is using his name and image without his permission. T-Pain left Antares back in June to start a product called “The T-Pain Effect” with the company Izotope. Despite their separation, the hip-hop star says Antares continues to use him to try to sell their products. T-Pain’s lawsuit alleges that Antares’ actions are causing confusion in the marketplace, and damaging the sale of his upcoming product.
T-Pain is seeking at least one-million dollars in damages, and wants an injunction prohibiting Antares from using his name and image to sell their products. If Pain gets the money he can buy you lots of drink… LOL how is that for a segway…
Young Jeezy fans can start marking their calendars. The emcee was performing at New York’s Highline Ballroom on Monday night when he announced that his next album, “Thug Motivation 103,” will be arriving on September 20th. The long-awaited record will be Jeezy’s fourth studio effort, and is set to feature appearances from artists like Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Kanye West, and Ludacris. Blink-182 rocker Travis Barker plays drums on the album’s intro, and tells Rap-Up.com they put together an “amazing” and “epic” sound.
“Thug Motivation 103” will be Young Jeezy’s follow-up to 2008’s “The Recession,” which hit number one on the Billboard 200 chart.
Young Jeezy took over the Buckhead Theatre here in Atlanta on Tuesday night. The concert, sponsored by Atlanta’s V103 and Miller Lite, was free with tickets given only to V103 winners. READ MORE
My granny loooooove herself Â some Sister 2 Sister Magazine,Â she has to see what Jamie Foster Brown has to say. The August edition of Sister2Sister Mag will showoff the lovely Nivea! The Dream and Lilâ€™ Wayneâ€™s baby mama will dish the dirt on family,Â career, and the fathersâ€™ of her children. CheckÂ out the excerpt:
Â Jamie: Are you going to do a reality show? Nivea: Honestly, Iâ€™ve been approached but I wasnâ€™t interested because, like Iâ€™ve been saying, Iâ€™m a very private person. And on some real, it ainâ€™t even about the kids and all that; itâ€™s about that I donâ€™t think people are ready for my kind of real. (laughs) Iâ€™m not trying to â€œbeâ€ a certain way; Iâ€™m just passionate about whatever Iâ€™m talking about and what Iâ€™m doing, and people tend to use that against you. And Iâ€™m not ready for that type of backlash â€˜cause Iâ€™d wanna fight everybody. Like, â€œWhatâ€™d you say?!â€ READ MORE
The fire engine red hair wearing songstress Rihanna is covering the September issue of Glamour magazine. She took a ton of sexy photos and gave commentary on being a role model to young girls and how she likes it in the bedroom. Read on for more details from her exclusive interview with Glamour. READ MORE
It’s obvious that Beyonce is a workaholic and she’s on a roll again. While her new album 4 has had great success, she is still diving into new endeavors. Hew newest one being a role in Clint Eastwood’s remake of A Star Is Born. READ MORE
Earlier this week, we listened to Wayne’s Marvin’s Room remix and now this past Wednesday he’s dropped his new mixtape Sorry 4 The Wait. If you haven’t already copped it already we’ve got it for you here. Lil Wayne raps over popular song beats such as My Last, Racks,Â Sure Thing and even Adele’s Rolling In The Deep. The famous sound of the flicking of a lighter can be heard on the mixtape along with features of rappers Gudda Gudda and Lil B. The mixtape is a gift for fans due to album pushbacks and he makes that clear through his saying of “sorry for the wait” all through the mixtape. What’s your opinion on the new mixtape? Weezy fans are you happy he finally gave you something to listen to while he continues to work on Tha Carter IV? Will you be copping Tha Carter IV August 29th?
While there are tons of bloggers out here on the net, I wanted to take this time out of the day to recognize two bloggers who I respect: Angel Laws of Concrete Loop and Fred Mwangaguhunga of Mediatakeout.Â Both of them are on opposite ends of the blogosphere but there are unique things about them that make them standout.
First off, I want to congratulate Angel on her new book! I went in Barnes & Nobles and spotted her book. I copped 5 copies; one for myself and the other four for close friends of mine who are aspiring bloggers. I love that Angel put out a book to share her journey of blogging and how others can do it too. I’m glad that she recognizes that there’s enough room for all us here on the net. Her book is just a reflection of the positive energy that she puts out into the world. If you haven’t already got your copy of “Angel’s Law Of Blogging” be sure to do so. Congratulations again Angel!
Secondly, I wanted to give my homie and mentor Fred Mwangaguhunga a shout out. He had triplets and working on some big things. Just so yall know Fred is the guy behind the worlds biggest African American blog Mediatakeout.com. His website gets millions of unique views everyday. His website is mainly known for his extreme and bizarre stories about celebrities and other random outlandish ish. Last month he sat down to give Shamika Sanders of the Urban Daily an interview (WHICH IS SUPER RARE!). Check out the video interview here: READ MORE